Rural voters left in dark on health

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

With just days left until the Federal election, the Alliance says there is no clear policy winner when it comes to promises for improving the health of people living outside capital cities.

“We’ve had bits and pieces announced but none of the major parties have summarized clearly and comprehensively how they plan to tackle the shameful gap in health outcomes between metropolitan and rural Australia,” National Rural Health Alliance CEO Mark Diamond says.

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Following the release of our Election Charter, Rural Health Matters!, the Alliance has compared the policies of the major parties against four key priorities and produced a comparison document Rural Health Matters this election - where the parties stand on our key priorities

The Alliance's four key priorities for an incoming Government are:

  1. Improving Indigenous health
  2. Improving access to healthcare, especially by funding more allied health professionals into rural Australia
  3. Expanding research into the health needs of rural Australia
  4. Creating a new National Rural Health Strategy.


Visit our Election 2019 webpage for more information.